Monthly Archives: June 2013

La fête du cinéma

You might have noticed there are a fair few fêtes going on at the minute – a fête is a celebration or festival – and la fête du cinéma is especially smashing as it means poor people like me can go to … Continue reading

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Saint Eustache and the urban vandals

I’ve been name dropping Saint Eustache a lot – not the actual saint but the church – because, well, I like it. I went in the other day to discover the magnificence of its interior for myself and as you … Continue reading

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A fête worse than deaf

It’s the Fête de la Musique in France today, which means people take to the streets with their musical instruments and play to their hearts content, and for this one day nobody is allowed to bat an eyelid or complain. … Continue reading

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Roll off!

Bonjour dear neglected blog, it’s been a while, and as I write this in just my underpants, the sky groans and lightning whizzes about my head and I suspect the heavens are threatening to wash Paris away. If I was … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee

When I first started visiting Paris – though before I moved here – I didn’t even know how to order a cup of coffee. The drink would arrive steaming but with no milk in it, and I’d splutter as I … Continue reading

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Quelque chose pour le week-end

The sun is shining and the relief is palpable. People are smiling as they smoke (Christ I’d kill for a cigarette, even over six months in). We’ve just been for a wander around Pere Lachaise cemetery, which ironically makes one … Continue reading

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The lazy boulanger

This morning I managed to alert the woman in the lazy boulanger to the fact she’d short changed me. I stood my ground and got my money back. She didn’t mean any harm, she was just being lazy (they close … Continue reading

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